Monday, June 26, 2017

PR's Taco Palace closes Winter Park location

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 5:23 PM

PR's Taco Palace, a local Tex-Mex institution for almost three decades, is closing its Winter Park location. Scott Joseph's Orlando Restaurant Guide reports owner Perry Inman is closing the restaurant at 499 W. Fairbanks Ave. for a number of reasons, including issues with the building and a lack of parking partially...

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Spoiler alert: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner sashays her way to Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:12 PM

The winner of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race will be making an Orlando appearance this weekend. In the season finale, drag queens Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé and even Orlando's own Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor lip-synced for their lives, but Sasha Velour was the one who made it...

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SeaWorld is under federal investigation for statements made after 'Blackfish'

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM

SeaWorld is under investigation by two federal agencies for comments that company executives made in response to Blackfish, a 2013 documentary that alleged the theme park was mistreating its orca whales. Reuters reports SeaWorld said it was subpoenaed last Friday in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and...

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Niko Is takes over the Henao Center for a pop-up show on Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Niko Is, Rap, Hip-Hop, MC, Concert, Show, Party, Surprise, Pop-Up, Free

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Rick Scott appoints political ally as Florida's new chief financial officer

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Florida's next chief financial officer will be one of Gov. Rick Scott's original political allies. Scott on Monday turned to former state Rep. Jimmy Patronis, 45, to complete the term of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who will leave the elected Cabinet office Friday for a job at Florida Atlantic...

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Disney says animatronic Trump will have speaking role in Hall of Presidents

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Contrary to previous information, President Donald Trump's animatronic robot at Disney's Hall of Presidents won't be muzzled. Back in May, Vice's Motherboard spoke to an anonymous Disney cast member who talked of a possible rollback of the attraction to an older format. Before 1993, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were the...

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London DJ A-Sides to headline Torque at Native tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Metalheadz-affiliated veteran DJ/producer A-Sides has been releasing his own music and records by others since around 1996, leaning heavily toward jungle and drum & bass. Now a globe-trotting performer, A-Sides lands in Orlando tonight. A-Sides plays Torque at Native tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. ...

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Half of Florida lawmakers earn failing grades on open government

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:44 PM

A new scorecard shows half of Florida lawmakers earned failing grades on their support of open meetings and public records in this year's legislative session. The Associated Press reports 77 lawmakers earns Ds and three earned Fs out of 160 legislators, according to a grading system produced by the Florida...

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TSA officer arrested for stealing passenger's cash at Orlando airport

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Police say an Orlando International Airport employee was caught red-handed when he tried to steal a passenger's cash on Thursday. WESH 2 reports Kathleen Duddleston, a passenger at OIA, was going through security when she was pulled aside for a patdown, according to an Orlando Police report. As she...

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Mermaids that are paid by the State of Florida featured in Vogue magazine

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:13 AM

While Pitbull’s Florida promotion might be getting scrutiny, a band of mermaids on Florida’s west coast are giving the state plenty of publicity in places that rarely talk about Florida for our numerous roadside attractions. Vogue did a photo essay (and accompanying beauty feature on waterproof makeup) with the...

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